Wednesday, January 19, 2011

aging gracefully

Are you afraid of growing old, the changes that will happen to your body, or that are already happening? I am not sure if I am afraid of growing old. I think I am a little unsure of what to expect and a little taken back that my body is already changing and I am in my 30s. I truly did not believe that this was the age where signs of aging began.

I am sure as a little person, even a teen I would have looked at those adults in their 30s and believed that they were old. But this is the age I have felt the best in my life. I feel awesome on the inside. Happy with who I am and happy to where I am walking. But on the outside is a different story as I start to see changes happening. No gray hairs yet, but there are extra lines, extra bits of skin, and for some reason I have hit puberty again with pimples appearing.

There are advantages of growing old. One of course would be the fact you become wiser. I know I have learnt a lot in the past 4 years. I have grown more now than I have ever grown in my whole life. And I guess it is exciting to know I will grow more. I will become wiser, and personally I am taking more time to soak up what is happening around me. A great advantage would have to be the games I am going to play as I get older. I know that might sound random, but I think about this every morning as I run past the people playing golf, most of which are elderly. I can see myself sporting some awesome checkered slacks. I have no doubt with the punishment my body is receiving with running I will be driving one of the golf buggies with my friends. Oh I am going to burn it up on the golf course!

Aging is a little frightening in a way, but there are so many things to look forward to. I am sure there would be some of you that would jump in my golf buggy for a round of golf. I bet I will loose more balls than any of you!

images: my friend Norm, who happily posed for a few photos.


  1. Oh, I like this! Sometimes, I think about what it will be like. It kind of makes me nervous, but I just think I should really be enjoying rather than fretting about getting older. Thanks for posting this!

    (By the way, thank you for your response to my email-I will send a reply! Thanks! :) )


  2. I'm lucky enough to still have my darling grandmother with us at the grand age of 95. I love and admire her so much. I have see her go through alot as she has aged and she has embraced every hurdle with grace and dignity. She has inspired me to take each day as a blessing and as a result I don't really worry about growing old.
    The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the loss of loved ones. This has been the hardest thing for Gran. She is the last of her siblings (she was the 2nd child of 6) and her friends are either suffering from Dementia or have died. She had to watch my grandfather slip away into his own world, no longer being recognized as his darling Win. That was really hard for her. I don't think I could cope as well as she did with something like that.

  3. I Can't wait to get old so I can do bird watching and become a member of CWA :)



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